Getting tired of the cheesy Wii U puns yet? Me too… and yet, I still can’t resist the urge to use them whenever I have the chance. How bizarre.
Anyway, Mass Effect 3‘s penultimate DLC, Reckoning, arrived February 26th for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (February 27th for the PS3 in Europe). As a multiplayer DLC pack, it includes a host of new characters, weapons, and mods. Characters include the Geth Juggernaut, Female Turian Raptor, Talon Mercenary, and Alliance Infiltration Unit. Weapons include the Geth Spitfire Assault Rifle, Venom Shotgun, and Lancer Assault Rifle, and new equipment and weapon mods include the Geth Scanner and Assault Rifle Ultralight Materials.
Meanwhile Mass Effect 3‘s final DLC, Citadel, arrives March 6th for PS3, Xbox 360, and PS3 (once again, a day later for PS3 in Europe). This one is a single player DLC pack, featuring a conspiracy targeting Shepard and requiring his team to learn the truth at the Citadel. To top it off, the pack includes a large host of characters from all three Mass Effect games as a final hurrah to the trilogy many have grown to love. This pack is so big, that it will require two downloads on the Xbox 360: One paid download, and one free download that will not function without first downloading the paid one. This does not affect other platforms, however.
But despite all this, neither DLC pack is for U… I mean, U won’t get it. Ahem… Neither is currently planned for the Wii U. In a simple, rather vanilla response to IGN’s inquiry on the matter, a Bioware representative said, “There are no plans to bring Citadel or Reckoning to the Wii U at this time.”
This is quite a shame to hear, especially since Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U only launched this past November. Why would Bioware exclude the final two DLC packs from their game that just launched on a particular platform three months ago? Perhaps Bioware was too busy porting the whole game to the Wii U (along with all then-available DLC), and simply hadn’t had time to port it? But that still wouldn’t explain why there are no plans to bring the new DLC to Wii U at all. And with so many other developers passing on the Wii U, it might be hard for many to remain hopeful that this DLC will hit the Wii U at all.